Frequently Asked Questions
1: Date and Times of Okra Strut?
Friday September 29th, 2017 starting around 6pm. We will have live musical performances, amusement rides, food and drinks. Headlining musical acts Friday night will be the Root Doctors and opening for them will be The Finesse Band Featuring Terence Young. Friday night will also include a Ride-All-Night wrist band for $15. Ride all the rides you want for a price you cannot beat.
Saturday September 30th 2017. The 44th Annual Irmo Okra Strut Parade will be held around 9am. The Grand Marshals will be the local stars of Live PD, Sheriff Leon Lott, Deputy Kevin Lawrence and Deputy Chris Mastrianni. The parade will be located on St. Andrews RD, between Wescott Rd. and Lake Murray BLVD. Find out about road closures and parking here.
Saturday after the parade starting around 10am the Okra Strut festivities will begin in the Irmo Community Park. There will dozens of vendors and exhibitors for you to stop by and participate. Many will have games or free samples as well as items for purchase. The amusement rides will be up and running and we will have attractions on the big stage all day. These attractions include Freeway Music artist performances, Okra Eating Contests and lots more. Starting at around 6pm The Blue Pickups will take the stage followed by headliner’s Mother’s Finest! Beverages and food will be available all night.
2: Parking and Road Closures
We heard your complaints and want to make parking easier this year. We will have multiple locations for parking around the area including more Handicap parking. We will also be offering more buses for pick up and drop off. There will be no parking at the park to prevent traffic issues like last year. To find out all the details please click here.
3: How much is the Okra Strut?
The festival is free to attend. Come enjoy the music, the park and all the exhibitors. Many vendor’s will charge for goods so make sure to bring money for food, drinks, shopping and amusement rides. We will have ATM’s for your convenience.
4: Can you bring your own cooler?
No, we do not allow you to bring your own coolers. We will have food and drink vendors for you to purchase yummy goods from. This event is to raise money for community projects and local scholarship funds so we thank you for understanding and your generosity.
5: Can you bring your pet?
Due to security concerns in the park, no pets are allowed in the Okra Strut.
6: Does the Okra Strut have a Beauty Pageant?
Not at this time do we offer the Okra Strut Beauty Pageant. Maybe it will be offered in future festivals.
7: How can you participate in the Okra Strut?
8: Can you bring chairs and blankets?
There will be seating around the whole park and in front of the pavilion. But you are welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets if you wish.